Highway finish date extended

The State of South Carolina has approved extension dates to allow the general contractor another month to complete Oconee County’s major highway project, Sheep Farm Road. The original agreement called for all work to be finished by December 15, but the new date is January 20. According to Ryan Miller, resident construction engineer for the DOT, the inclusion of some […]

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Restoring an historic creek

An Experiment Station grant of more than $100 thousand will enable researchers to monitor and restore part of an historic creek that flows through and around the Clemson campus. Hunnicutt Creek and Clemson have a long relationship going back to the university founding. In 1890, state lawmakers approved using convict labor for Clemson’s first buildings from the clay in what […]

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River Birch to replace Oaks

The Westminster Tree Board is recommending River Birch trees be planted as replacements for seven oak trees which the Department of Transportation scheduled for removal yesterday. A recent incident in which a tree fell onto a vehicle led the city to discover seven Main Street oak trees suffering from age issues, including hollow trunks and limbs. The condition endangered pedestrian […]

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Board hearing tonight

At a hearing tonight at Seneca City Hall, the issue is to be a facade change at the Ye Olde Sandwich Shop on N. Townville Street. The Board of Architectural Review will take public comment before a vote on whether to grant a certificate of appropriateness. The hearing begins at 6.

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Sketch made of armed robber

The police at Clemson remain on the lookout for two men who held up a pizza deliveryman. The police now have a sketch of one of the robbers–the one who did not cover his face. The incident occurred the early morning of November 11 when pizza was supposed to have been delivered to a home on Lincoln Drive. The police […]

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Vehicles flip on I-85

The affected stretch of I-85 in Oconee County is back to normal after yesterday afternoon’s traffic crash. Multiple vehicles were involved northbound near the S.C. 11 exit. As many as five people required transport to three hospitals. One of the northbound lanes was blocked for about 30 minutes, while the other lane remained closed for about one hour.

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Escaped prisoner captured

The Pickens County Sheriff’s Department has announced that one of two escaped prisoners is back in custody today. Detention Center inmate Jonathan Dean Moody was apprehend around noon today in a wooded area, just north of U-S 178, less than one mile from the detention center. A second inmate, Rickylee Smith, remained at large.

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Seneca pedestrian accident

A Seneca man has been taken to the hospital after being hit by a car at the Miracle Circle intersection. By the 1 o’clock hour today, the police said, the injuries suffered by Christopher Lathaniel Cunningham were unknown. Captain Jeremy Rothell said the accident occurred as Cunningham was attempting to cross U-S 123 between Miracle Circle and Jennings Avenue. Rothell […]

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